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    • #79973
      Eucerin
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      Join Date: 01/06/2016

      Well I sent my request in for a can on 9/7/2016, they charged my CC on 3/13/2017 (6 months later) and I am still waiting to get an approval total time so far is 8.5 months.

    • #80076
      cauqazn
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      approved 5/6
      stamp at dealer 5/20

      14 days

    • #80078
      Madman
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      Approved on the may 1st and still no stamp as of today. The last stamp was received by my dealer 4 days after the approval date? What friggin kills me is that I know the mailman has to run at that facility everyday! After making people wait 9-10 plus months the least they could do is get the stamp out the door as soon as they can if not to help us to help them by removing clutter! Cause God knows they don’t need anymore distractions or difficulties in their way…….

      • #80083
        doheba
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        Didn’t you say in another post that you were approved 5/18? That’s alot different than 5/1 and still waiting.

        • #80085
          Madman
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          You do understand people can have more than 1 form out there right? Given the current status of the atf being flooded with forms probably 90% of people have multiple forms submitted/pending……..I have 5 total. 1 was approved the 1st and IM STILL WAITING ON THAT STAMP. And another form was approved on the 18th…….see how that works?

    • #80091
      doheba
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      My bad. Dick.

      • #80092
        Madman
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        Lol…..I’ve had my fill of ignorance is all.

      • #80097
        pleap01
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        Don’t worry about it. Some people are just a little more sensitive. Most people would have just stated they have multiples rather than being intentionally snide.

    • #80100
      PN4
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      Approved 5/6 at dealer (In South Carolina) 5/20, 14 days.

    • #80112
      tke466
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      Approved Saturday 5/13… SOT called on 5/18. A whopping 5 days including a weekend.

    • #80136
      FlaMan
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      Approved 5/1/17
      Visited my SOT today 5/23/17

      still not there.

    • #80145
      lightning
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      Join Date: 01/06/2016

      Approved 5/13/2017
      Stamp to dealer 5/24/2017
      Purchased 5/31/2016

    • #80150
      Rj
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      Join Date: 01/06/2016

      Purchased Aac 7.62-sd May 30, 2016
      Form 4 sent to atf 7/09/2016
      Received by atf 7/12/2016
      Approved by atf 5/15/2017
      Stamp received today 5/24/2017

    • #80169
      stevestiqs
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      Gemtech Tracker from SS
      Approved 5/10/17
      Stop received 5/25/17
      15 days

    • #80335
      FlaMan
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      Well,
      Check cashed 7/12/16
      Approved 5/1/17

      32 days, no stamp!
      I’ll check with my dealer one more time, then file request for certified copy.

      Bummer! I really want the original!
      not to mention even MORE waiting…

      Tomorrow is my 1 year anniversary from purchase date!

      • #80952
        mrkrag
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        hey beavizard, what ever happened with this? i’m in the same boat now. hoping to hear that your original DID eventually show up. at this point even a copy is another 2 month wait so another week waiting on the mail would be a relief. just curious..

    • #80340
      Shady69
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      8/05/16 check cashed
      05/18/17 approved
      No stamp yet maybe tomorrow

    • #80352
      hammerli
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      Form 4 Trust
      Silencerco Hybrid 46
      Purchased 07-11-2016
      Mailed on 07-11-2016
      Check cashed 07-15-2016
      Approved on 05-23-2017
      Stamp arrived 05-30-2017
      Michigan

    • #80372
      FlaMan
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      Form 4 Trust FL
      SilencerCo Hybrid
      Control #2017162**

      Purchased 6/03/16
      Forms Sent ?
      Check Cashed 7/12/16
      Approved 5/01/17
      Stamp & Can in hand 6/03/17

      Exactly 1 Year to the Day!

      Atf took 293 days to approve.
      Pretty sure my dealer added almost a month to both sides.
      Purchase to check cashed = 39 days
      Approved to stamp received = 33 days

      Stopped in Friday to say it had been 32 days, and to request they file for a certified copy.
      Phone magically rang on Saturday, Hmmm…

      Oh well, it’s finally over! But I won’t be using them next time.

      • #80377
        Stryker Medic
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        Wow. 2 months delay from the FFL. That’s just wrong.

        • #80378
          chorizo
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          More like a month delay. It takes about a week to arrive after mailing and a week for the ATF to process the app and cash the check (and during that time frame some are taking 3-4 weeks to process and cash check). It takes about 2 weeks to mail the tax stamp back (and some are taking 3-4 weeks).

          I am sure there was some delay from the dealer, but at worse it was a month and maybe only a week at best.

          The database makes this all clear.

          • #80425
            FlaMan
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            Chorizo,
            I agree that is what “could” have happened. And why I gave him the benefit of the doubt the whole time.
            But the fact is my dealer signed and dated my form 4 on 7/5/16.(it’s right there in block 12)
            (32 days after cash purchase).
            Usps & ATF handled their end in 7 days. Check cashed/pending 7/12.

            The Tracker shows an average of 11 days from approval, and the forums seem to corroborate.

            He did’t retain the envelope so I couldn’t check postmark. So maybe I have to give him a slide there.

            But the fact that mine took 33 days and “arrived” the day after I pestered him does not inspire confidence.

            Not naming names or trying to smear anyone. But I truly think the folks at NFA branch are doing the best they can and some dealers may blame them or the “process” for their own inefficiencies.

            Of course everyones mileage will vary. I harbor no resentment, it all worked out in the end. I simply will go somewhere else for future Title 2 purchases.

            • #80427
              chorizo
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              I don’t blame you one bit. But here is one for you….two gemtech trackers on a trust The trust is bullet-proof as I have had 4 prior stamps approved on it.
              the first one had transit times of 6 days till check cash from mailing and approval on a Friday received the following Friday. less than 2 weeks of “admin time”

              The second one mail exactly 6 days later……check not cashed for 3 weeks from approval to receipt 23 days (6 weeks of admin time) to make matters worse the examiner drug her feet and did not approve it for 302 days while all others of that time frame were being approved at 240-260 days.

              So not only did she take her sweet-ass time, so did the admin on the front and the back adding about 2.5 months to the time.

              As I have said before….why the variation? HUMANS!

              • #80429
                FlaMan
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                You are 100% correct Sir.
                Humans are the variable. Doesn’t matter who they work for, or in what capacity.
                Buyers who make mistakes on forms or trusts, dealers, government employees, mail carriers, all human!
                Add in the sheer volume of the rush and chaos ensues.
                I’m no 41f cowboy, been using a trust for stamp collecting long before it was it was “cool”.
                Lived up North then, and the CLEO simply would not sign.
                Paid a real laywer for a real trust alot of real money!
                No individual to blame per say,
                The whole system is broken.
                Not holding my breath for the H.P.A or NFA reform.
                But I sure do miss E-files!
                Good luck with anything you have pending, and hoping it gets better!

    • #80386
      sneaky98gt
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      Dealer just called to inform me that both of my stamps are in. 9 days from approved to in-hand, which includes 4 weekend days and a holiday (Memorial Day).

      So it actually came in 4 business days. Pretty happy with that, honestly.

      • This reply was modified 2 years, 12 months ago by sneaky98gt.
    • #80426
      Shady69
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      Ok heres one for ya silencerco hybrid pending 08/05/16 approved 5/18/17 went to dealer on 6/6/17 to find out wtf just so happens the same serial # was used on 2 applications and atf did not catch it and my can went to someone else now i had to resend application and they told my dealer they would rush processes it but i wonder how long rush processing is. THIS SUCKS

      • #80442
        alex
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        Something similar happened to me. I’m in Arizona and purchased a Hybrid and a Griffin Optimus from the same dealer (checks were both cashed 7-18-16). My Optimus got approved 6-02-17 but my dealer put the same Hybrid serial numbers on two form 4s by mistake. He had my serial number for my Hybrid, he just mistakenly put the wrong one on the form 4. So ATF will send him the originals to correct then he will resend with the correct serial number and get it corrected. I’m picturing another month for the Hybrid or so.

    • #80508
      clbd39
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      Join Date: 01/06/2016

      Approved: May 11, 2017
      Received: June 6, 2017

    • #80566
      osucowboy8
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      AAC Ti-Rant 45:

      Purchased: 05-31-2016
      Form 4 Submitted: 05-05-2016
      Check Cashed: Unknown
      APPROVED: 05-13-2017

      The damn stamp still hasn’t been received at my dealer as of 06-14-2017!

      • #80949
        mrkrag
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        Did your stamp ever show up? Still waiting on one from 6/2 myself..

    • #80591
      jwsm
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      Form 4 suppressor, paper, trust:

      Approved: June 07, 2017
      Received: June 15, 2017

    • #80768
      mrkrag
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      6/24/16 purchased from SS
      07/07/2016 SS submitted form 4
      07/18/2017 ATF cashed check, pending
      Finally called yesterday, 6/22/17 to see what’s up, and…
      06/02/2017 APPROVED!
      Spoke to dealer, no mail yet. More waiting. Tomorrow is 1 year since purchase

      • #80895
        willstarnes
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        Same here. Approved 6/2 and still not received. Just had another approved a week ago also. Can’t wait to see how long that takes!

        • #80951
          willstarnes
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          Got the call about my 6/2 approval on Friday. One more left to go.

      • #81064
        mrkrag
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        WAIT IS OVER!
        picked it up today 7/7/17 after calling the dealer again to check on it. just happens to be exactly one year since it was submitted.

        best of luck to everyone still waiting, hang in there

    • #80769
      Onelargeeye
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      Picked up my suppressor yesterday, one week after approval.
      Long wait over.
      Hope everyone else’s pain ends soon.

    • #80781
      stevestiqs
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      Optimus from SS
      Checked cashed 7/22/16
      Approved 6/21/17
      334 days
      Waiting on the stamp begins……….

      • #80793
        mrkrag
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        Ugh, hopefully both of ours went out in this week’s mail. Mine was approved on 6/2, I called the dealer Wednesday and still no stamp. Passed from one slow, incompetent govt agency to another…

    • #80862
      stevestiqs
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      Optimus from SS
      Checked cashed 7/22/16
      Approved 6/21/17
      Received 6/27/17
      6 days…may be a world record!

    • #81068
      John
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      Suppressor
      Form 4 trust
      Mailed 7/12/2017
      Check cashed 7/25/2016
      Approved 6/23/2017
      Received 7/7/2017

    • #81069
      osucowboy8
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      Did your stamp ever show up? Still waiting on one from 6/2 myself..

      My stamp finally arrived on 6/19, which was 37 days after it was approved. I’ve still got two pending.

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